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Hope Thru Grief

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Have you recently lost a loved one? Are you struggling with grief? Don’t understand why the world has moved on and you are stuck? Wondering what will help? Have you lost all hope you will get back to any kind of “normal”? Hope Thru Grief features co-hosts Marshall Adler & Steve Smelski discuss the… read more

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Never My Love with Adam Levy

November 19th, 2020

1:04:27

What do you do when you can see your loved one’s fight for life fading before your very eyes? You know the unthinkable is inevitable and you are powerless to stop it. In today’s episode our guest Adam Levy talks about …

Living in a House of Grief with Elizabeth Smelski

November 12th, 2020

1:02:35

At the beginning of our grief journey we just try to make it to the next minute or the next hour. As our journey continues, we realize we have to get through all of the “Firsts”. Many of these “Firsts” are very …

Faith, Hope, & GriefShare with Steve Grissom

November 5th, 2020

1:01:34

It may be hard for you to feel optimistic about the future right now. If you’ve lost a spouse, child, family member, or friend, you’ve probably found there are not many people who understand the deep hurt you feel. This …

Looking for “Signs” with Author & Artist, Mitch Carmody – Part II

October 29th, 2020

1:30:37

The journey of grief is a personal journey, which is different for everyone. Along the way we are all looking for “tools” and bits of wisdom to help …

Looking for “Signs” with Author & Artist, Mitch Carmody – Part I

October 22nd, 2020

1:19:42

The journey of grief is a personal journey, which is different for everyone. Along the way we are all looking for “tools” and bits of wisdom to help …

Reflections

October 15th, 2020

59:22

We all know that we will lose someone important and precious to us in our lifetime. It’s not an ‘if’ but a ‘when’. However, no one is expecting to …

Time, Travel, and Triggers

October 8th, 2020

1:10:22

The journey of grief, while different for everyone, is also common in some respects.  No one knows how grief will affect you and there will be very …

The Complex Issues of a Loss Like No Other – Suicide Part III

October 1st, 2020

42:18

The Suicide Prevention Lifeline number is 1-800-273-8255

 

Our ongoing conversation about suicide continues in this Part III episode as we continue to build on the conversations of Part I in Episode 9 and Part II in …

Herb Knoll and His Widower Support Group

September 24th, 2020

46:33

Grief is a topic no one wants to study, or learn about, until you are in it. It’s a “if it hasn’t happened to me yet, I certainly don’t want to …

“Thanks For the Little While” with Alan Pedersen – PART II

September 17th, 2020

37:53

Today we welcome back the show Mr. Alan Pedersen from, Angels Across the USA Tour. This is of course, as the title denotes the second part of our conversation with Alan. If you missed episode 15 please press pause and …

“Thanks For the Little While” with Alan Pedersen

September 10th, 2020

49:17

Today we welcome Mr. Alan Pedersen from, Angels Across the USA Tour to our show. Alan has been on his journey of grief for over 19 years. The loss of …

Finishing Well With Mr. Howard Dayton

September 3rd, 2020

56:20

Our legacy is something that we all begin to consider as life happens around us. The longer our journey gets the accumulated wisdom gives us a …

The Complex Issues of a Loss Like No Other – Suicide Part II

August 27th, 2020

40:46

The Suicide Prevention Lifeline number is 1-800-273-8255

 

In this Part II episode we build on the conversation of Part I in Episode 9. We are weeks further into the #COVID19 pandemic and continue our review of statistics …

The Community Organizer: Dr. Joel C. Hunter - Part II

August 20th, 2020

50:17

Our storyteller is back and continuing to share real life experiences of grief, the lessons learned, and finding hope for the future! Dr. Joel C. Hunter, CEO and founder of Community Resource Network, in Altamonte …

The Community Organizer: Dr. Joel C. Hunter - Part I

August 13th, 2020

49:27

Have you ever wanted to listen to a renowned storyteller describe their journey of grief to you by way of a series of short stories? Please meet Dr. Joel C. Hunter, CEO and founder of Community Resource Network, in …

A Comfort In Times Of Trouble: Pastor Harvey Carpenter

August 6th, 2020

49:58

What if your job and your talents were immersed in grief? Meet Pastor Harvey Carpenter of Journey Christian Church in Apopka Florida (https://journeychristian.com/).  Harvey has a heart of empathy that has equipped him …

The Complex Issues of a Loss Like No Other – Suicide Part I

July 30th, 2020

58:20

Because suicide is such a unique loss, for both the loved one and the suicide survivors, we have decided to break this into several episodes over the next few months In this Part I episode we review some of the many …

The #COVID Conundrum

July 23rd, 2020

1:00:41

Dealing with grief while leaning into a support network of family and friends to get us through is hard enough. Enter the global pandemic of 2020, #COVID19.  In an instant everything has become new and more …

Cats Love Peanut Butter With Mr. Brian Mahon

July 16th, 2020

49:36

This week Marshall and Steve welcome special guest Brian Mahon. Brian’s daughter Amy died on April 5, 2018 from bowel cancer at age 32. Receiving a terminal diagnosis and knowing that you are going to die can create an …

Kubler-Ross Model Five Stages of Grief

July 9th, 2020

41:20

Everyone tries to break grief down into a list of neat little stages. However, grief doesn’t always work, or feel that way. Everyone may experience the emotions of grief differently and in a much different order. 

Today …

Behind The Podcast

July 2nd, 2020

56:11

Creating a weekly podcast is a lot of work!  Why would anyone put so much effort into a project like this if it wasn’t important?  The answer is …

Often-Asked Questions About Grief

June 25th, 2020

33:28

No one knows the correct way to experience grief because everyone’s journey of grief is different.  However, many people ask how long will I be grieving and when can I expect to be finished?  In today’s episode Marshall …

Finding Hope On Father's Day

June 20th, 2020

16:43

Father's Day can be a fun and rewarding day to celebrate the dad's in our lives. But what about those fathers who have lost their sons?

Marshall and Steve have words of wisdom and encouragement for all the dads who are …

Early Grief: Jordan’s Story

June 18th, 2020

37:48

No one makes a grief plan to outline how we are going to deal with the inevitable. No matter the form of loss we likely won’t be prepared to deal with everything that comes our way in the face of personal tragedy. And …

My Story: Steve Smelski

June 18th, 2020

53:58

Hope Thru Grief features co-hosts Marshall Adler & Steve Smelski discussing their journeys of grief, after losing their sons and other family members. They have changed their focus in life since their son’s deaths …

My Story: Marshall Adler

June 17th, 2020

37:32

Hope Thru Grief features co-hosts Marshall Adler & Steve Smelski discussing their journeys of grief, after losing their sons and other family members. They have changed their focus in life since their son’s deaths …

Hope Thru Grief

May 22nd, 2020

3:24

Have you recently lost a loved one? Are you struggling with grief? Don’t understand why the world has moved on and you are stuck? Wondering what will help? Have you lost all hope you will get back to any kind of …

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